Pillory of the Sleepless


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Uncommon
Guildpact Common

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Pillory of the Sleepless

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature can't attack or block.

Enchanted creature has "At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life."

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Pillory of the Sleepless Discussion

HOPMONSTER on The Tax Office

1 week ago

Good Start here. I also built an orzhov lifegain deck early on when getting into EDH.

Some cards I'd rec:Rhox Faithmender, Wall of Limbs, Beacon of Immortality, Crypt Incursion, Boon Reflection, Celestial Mantle, One Thousand Lashes, Pillory of the Sleepless, Tainted Sigil, Chalice of Life  Flip, Marble Chalice,

Planeswalkers:Ajani Goldmane, Sorin, Grim Nemesis, Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, Sorin, Solemn Visitor.

I used Karlov of the Ghost Council instead of Obzedat. He's a ton of fun to play with. If you want to see my deck: Soul Shakedown Party

JackTheWaterBear on orzhov aura toolbox

3 weeks ago

Pillory of the Sleepless seems like a better version of Bound in Silence as long as you are running enough black mana to cast it

Journeytodiscoverychannel on It's Ok you can have it.

1 month ago


I have an idea here (VERY Rough Draft) and I'm not sure if it'll work but I'm Sure you can see it,

Basically lock down your opponent and give him/her cards that kill them.

Use Norn's Annex to slow them down on attacks and (Hopefully) force them to pay life to attack.

Cowed by Wisdom/Pillory of the Sleepless To cast on Erg Raiders/Sleeper Agent

Strip Mine and Sinkhole to slow them down

Best combo being Demonic Pact Run out the first 3 options that benefit then kindly Donate That card to your opponent so they can use it too. XD

Illusions of Grandeur Is great too just play it pay its upkeep once (if you dont have the mana yet) and pass it off and they're forced to pay it or lose 20 life.

Looking for your thoughts and expertise in this area of deck building.. I'm still developing my skills here and would love your thoughts and suggestions!

ericalt91 on Karlov's Tithes

1 month ago

Thanks for the comments guys! I'm loving Karlov so far, he just get's so huge and the removal is a nice bonus. The deck obviously has a bit of stax going on, but only from a life perspective. K34, as to the Pillory of the Sleepless and One Thousand Lashes, I have found that throwing one of these on a commander, i.e. Zur the Enchanter, is a far better way to deal with them than say Path to Exile. Instead of allowing them to simply play their commander again, they're left in a sort of limbo with their commander on the board, but useless.

K34 on Karlov's Tithes

1 month ago

Pillory of the Sleepless and One Thousand Lashes are probably not worth keeping (imho).

Karlov is a personal favourite, I love to see others use him.

Journeytodiscoverychannel on Life Siphon

1 month ago

Not an expert by no means but i figured a suggestion wouldnt hurt. Vizkopa Guildmage might be useful in this deck providing another way to syphon through lifelink and his second ability.Pacifism instead of prison terms so that you can cast on sleeper agent its cheaper and allows the ability to go off or even if the mana cost isnt a problem Pillory of the Sleepless to pair with sleeper agent.

Hunson_Abadeer on Orzhov

2 months ago

Disfigure and Fatal Push for some one drop kills.

Ghostly Prison and Pillory of the Sleepless on decks with a lot of creatures.

Spear of Heliod as a buff for all your critters.

Souls of the Faultless is a pain to be up against.

Also another option for card draw is Read the Bones

Unmake as an easy three drop removal spell.

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